CBS News reported that the 22-year-old was found dead in his Seattle apartment Saturday. Medical examiners said Freddy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
MC Honey Cocaine, one of Freddy’s close friends, soon was accused on Twitter of causing his death.
She told MTV News:
"What they don't understand is that we were just friends. Blogs are saying that I was his ex-girlfriend and he did what he did because of a failed relationship. That has nothing to do with anything. I need people to understand that it was just a friendship. I just want people to know that we were just friends, and we did everything for each other as friends."
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"If there's a God then He's calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It's cold & I'd rather die than live alone," he wrote. "It's... all... bad... y'all. *puts finger around trigger*"
His earlier tweets reflecting a deep depression seemed to involve losing a girl:
"Smoked my first pack of cigarettes today... been a long time since I've gone through heart break. It's a cold unforgiving world if I do say."
Honey Cocaine, who is signed to Tyga, said she didn’t know what had happened to her friend until she checked her timeline on Facebook.
"He was going through things and sometimes, you know, people can't handle it. If I could've done something, I would've done something but I had no idea," she said.
At first the pint-sized rapper thought Freddy E’s death was a hoax and sent out insensitive tweets regarding his untimely death, but when she realized he was deceased she quickly deleted the messages.
"I reacted in a way that I shouldn't have and wasn't proud of," she said. "Of course I deleted my tweets, of course. It shouldn't be there. The guy is gone, and that's my friend."
"Everyone is fighting their own battles. We're all soldiers,” Honey Cocaine told MTV News. “Some of our soldiers turn to angels, and some of us turn to veterans. And he was one who turned into an angel. ... There's more to what's under the surface."